Terrorism cannont exist in a society where people are generally content. It isn't possible. Don't mistake me, you'll never please everyone and there will always be madmen, but for the most part terrorism needs a demographic that feels wholly disenfranchised to operate
Courtesy of Billmon:
Ghassan Farran, a doctor and head of a local cultural organization, gazes in disbelief at the pile of smoking ruins which was once his home. Minutes earlier, an Israeli jet dropped two guided missiles into the six-story apartment block in the centre of Tyre.
"Look what America gives us, bombs and missiles," says this educated, middle-class professional. "I was never a political person and never with Hizbullah but now after this I am with Hizbullah.
Now, it doesn't matter if every other inhabitant of that building was a Hezbollah ringleader, because you just created One cultural leader who is pro-Hezbollah.
You see how this works?